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Two-layer cameo depicting Medusa

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Two-layer cameo depicting Medusa
Two-layer cameo depicting Medusa

A two-layer Roman cameo made of onyx, dated around the 2nd century CE. The object shows the mythological Medusa.

Onyx consists of two layers, white and blue-gray. On the stone you can see the carved head of the mythological Medusa with snakes sticking out of her hair. Object surrounded by a gold chain.


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